One of the places I’ve been wanting to visit on one of my trips to New York has been to the 9/11 Memorial Site. You have to reserve visitor passes to visit the site and I didn’t manage to get a ticket on my previous trip before the holidays. Openings are plentiful these days and reservations are quite easy to come by.
I remember seeing Ground Zero from my hotel a few years back and it was just sobering to see the large space that once occupied the twin towers. The 9/11 Memorial now contains two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of the original twin towers. Around each of the waterfalls/reflecting pools are bronze parapets with the names of the people who gave their lives on 9/11 etched in the bronze. The waterfalls feed into the reflecting pool with a continuous stream of water into the abyss. The mood of the memorial site is one of loss surrounded by renewed growth and hope.
The image I captured her of the site is looking across one of the waterfall/reflecting pools toward the Freedom Tower which stands over and to the left of the Museum Pavilion. In order to capture the waterfall reflecting pool I had to blend 3 images to get the exposure correct. I hope I did the memorial justice with this image.
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